How Military men slaughtered IPOB members at Isi-Alanwa Army checkpoint; close to the Clifford University Junction

Circumstantial And Star-witness Authentication Of Army Torture Video
At Isi-Alangwa Military Checkpoint
(Intersociety, Onitsha Nigeria: 14th September 2017)-The authenticity
of the Army torture video discreetly and courageously taken by an ally
of the Nigerian Army; who is also a concerned Nigerian has been
circumstantially and independently confirmed or authenticated. An
in-depth finding by our organization indicates that the video was
taken in the godly hours between 9am and 2pm two days ago or on 12th
September during the IPOB’s operation storm and humanly protect Prince
Nnamdi Kanu and his royal father’s palace and their household located
in Afara-ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State. The source of the video clip is
also confirmed by a corroborative third-party who is a top leader of
IPOB and the crime scene star-witness (was on the scene for more than
two hours).
Further finding by the leadership of Intersociety that investigated
the video, its source and environs further indicates that it was taken
at the Isi-Alanwa Army checkpoint; close to the Clifford University
Junction. At the Army checkpoint is a sort of Army mini Barracks using
an abandoned Government building, along Umuahia-Port Harcourt
Expressway. Adjacent the said mini or mobile Army Barracks is the mud
water or semi swamp where the tortured IPOB members were forced after
being stripped half naked and mashed and flogged with kobokos and gun
buts to swim and drink from the dirty and contagious water.
On the said date, the Army checkpoint at the scene was deliberately
expanded and turned into hybrid or military torture arena; manned by
soldiers, navy personnel and air force personnel (brought from outside
Abia State). The said hybrid military mobile torture chambers also
caused a teething gridlock stretching over one kilometer. At that
mobile military torture chambers were over five military trucks with
commanders of the military personnel seating and watching by the
bush-side and from a distance while the torture was going on.
The tortured included defenseless citizens traveling and going about
their normal businesses and sympathetic IPOB members and supporters
paying solidarity visits to Prince Kanu’s Umuahia palace home;
quartered in five 18-seater buses in all. The tortured IPOB members
and supporters were heading to Umuahia from Aba, Port Harcourt, Akwa
Ibom, etc. Those who successfully made it to Umuahia were those from
Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo; using Old Orlu and Enugu-Port Harcourt
Roads, etc.  As was clearly shown in the video clip, the tortured
first had their mobile phones and other communication devices seized
and confiscated; frog-jumped and forced to lay down on bacterial and
other killer germs infested road-floor, and stripped half naked.
They were also lined up and commanded to cross from the right to the
left side of the Expressway to swim and drink from the contagious and
dirty or mud water/mini swamp. At least, one of the torture victims
was shot and dumped at a distance; by the road side to bleed to death.
The video clip also showed seized and confiscated Biafra insignias,
I-pads, mobile phones and other communication devices dumped on the
road-floor or by the corner of the military torture scene.
Though the 3-minute video did not capture all that transpired at the
scene, but members of the public are invited  not only to watch the
video clip again so as to confirm the above disclosures, but also
manually or physically cross-check the exact location of the military
roadside siege scene as disclosed and its adjacent mud water or mini
swamp at the Isialangwa Junction where the named personnel of the
Nigerian Armed Forces tortured hundreds of innocent Nigerians of Igbo
extraction; especially those thronging to the Umuahia palace home of
Prince Nwannekaenyi Okwu-Kanu (Nnamdi Kanu) for  solidarity and

Key Eyewitness Account: As a tradition that has earned us towering
local, national and international reputation; even in the Nigerian
Government and securitization establishments, we have always resisted
attempts by some persons and groups from State actor and non State
actor backgrounds to lure us into issuance of statements, reports and
publications derived from unprocessed, un-investigated, unscientific
and unverifiable data and stories. These we have strongly and
successfully resisted till date.
That is to say our facts and records are always provable and hardly
refuted anywhere in the world. In the case of the said video clip,
calls for our comments have been coming to us in torrents, but we
declined because we have not thoroughly processed same. Though the
video clip is instantly and circumstantially tempting, inviting and
seductive, but we still considered it necessary to subject it to three
crime scene triangle verification and linkage; namely: crime scene-
where it was recorded; crime offenders-who committed the offence and
crime victims-who were victimized as well as  third-party/source where
the video came from .
The third-party recorder of the video is known, but which to remain
discrete for security reasons. There is also a third-party
corroborator and star-witness; who is also a key leader of IPOB.  He
got to the scene around 11am on 12th September 2017 and on sighting
the military torture scene/checkpoint at Isi-Alangwa, he hid his
mobile phones and other communication devices inside one of the tomato
baskets belonging to his co-female traveler.  For journalists of
reputable backgrounds and records, Intersociety can sacrifice the pain
of linking them up with the third-party corroborator/ star-witness for
further authentication of the video clip; strictly on professional
mindset. They can locate the scene for on-the-spot verification.
Apart from spending one hour at the military created gridlock, the
star-witness/top IPOB leader also spent another hour going through
rounds of torture. It took him “APAMS”-like tears to be let off and
allowed to go. He moved away to a distance and observed further
subjection of his comrades to military torture before he left the
scene at minutes past 1pm, same 12th September 2017. The
perpetrator-military personnel and their commanders later broke into
small units at about 2pm and retired into nearby villages and joints.
Those arrested and tortured had many of them released, while the rest
were seized and further tortured to disclose the identities of their
leaders to be ambushed and abducted at night in their sleep. It is
unclear till date as regards the number of arrested IPOB
members/supporters still being held by the military.
That is to say that the Nigerian Army’s claims of “not targeting
Nigerians and infringing on their constitutional liberties and human
rights except criminals” is totally a ruse and damnably incorrect. It
is no longer hidden that the Nigerian Army has allowed itself to be
infiltrated and hijacked by Jihadists and ethnic cleansers;
masquerading as “personnel of the Nigerian Army”. This is more so when
most, if not all the strategic military formations in the Southeast
are manned by religiously radicalized officers of the Northern
For instance, the GOC 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu is
headed by Major Gen Adamu I. Abubakar (Muslim); the Deputy Army
Director of Information of the 82 Division is Col Sagir Musa (Muslim),
the Commander of the Onitsha 302 Artillery Regiment Military Police is
Lt Col M.I. Ibrahim (Muslim), the immediate past Commander of 144
Battalion of the 14 Brigade (in Ohafia); located near Aba, who is now
at the 14 Brigade Headquarters is Lt Col Umar Sidi Kasim Muslim), the
Brigade Commander of 14 Brigade, Ohafia is Brigadier Gen Abdul Kalifah
Ibrahim (Muslim) and the Commander of the Nigerian Navel School of
Finance & Logistics, Owerre-Nta, Navy Captain Abdullahi Aminu
(Muslim). This is just to name but few.

We are also not unaware of the reported late night genocidal operation
in some areas of Aba in the late night of yesterday/early hours of
today which were reported to have started around few minutes past
12mid night. The Board Chair of our organization was woken up by
several distressed calls including from foreign journalists over this.
The said distressed calls started from 16minutes past 3am in early
morning of today, 14th September 2017.
The areas said to have been affected include Umuode, Ariaria and
TONYMAS and environs. The house-to-house raids were reportedly carried
out by personnel of the Nigerian Army, forcing families including
infants, nursing mothers, pregnant women, the sick and the aged to
abandon their sleep and run out of their homes; spending rest of the
night in bushes and other hiding places. We shall update the public on
these in coming days as in whether the said genocidal operations took
place or otherwise.
We shall not be surprised if these turned out to be true as it is
freshly recalled that the Nigerian Army had while announcing its
present genocidal operation in Igbo Land, tagged “Exercise Python
Dance 11” listed its modus operandi for the atrocious operations to
include “[late night] raids, cordon and search operations,
anti-kidnapping drills, road blocks, check points, patrols and show of
For: International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law
Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chairman
Mobile Line: +2348174090052
Email: [email protected]
Barr Obianuju Igboeli
Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law Program
Email: [email protected]
Barr Ndidiamaka Bernard
Head, Int’l Justice and Human Rights Program
Email: [email protected]

How Military men slaughtered IPOB members at Isi-Alanwa Army checkpoint; close to the Clifford University Junction How Military men slaughtered IPOB members at Isi-Alanwa Army checkpoint; close to the Clifford University Junction Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, September 14, 2017 Rating: 5

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